Attavyros

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This article is about the mountain. For the modern municipality, see Attavyros (municipality).
Attavyros
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Attavyros
Elevation 1,215 m (3,986 ft)
Location
Attavyros is located in Greece
Attavyros
Attavyros
Location of Attavyros in Greece
Location Rhodes, Greece
Coordinates 36°12′33″N 27°51′49″E / 36.20917°N 27.86361°E / 36.20917; 27.86361Coordinates: 36°12′33″N 27°51′49″E / 36.20917°N 27.86361°E / 36.20917; 27.86361

Attavyros (Greek: Αττάβυρος) is the highest mountain on the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese in Greece. It rises to a height of 1,215 m. It lies to the south of the village of Embonas.

In Greek mythology Althaemenes founded an altar to Zeus Atabyrios on the mountain. He was said to have chosen the site as the only point on Rhodes from which his homeland of Crete could be seen. The remains of the sanctuary can be seen near the summit.[1]

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  1. ^ Nigel McGilchrist. Rhodes with Symi and Chalki. McGilchrist's Greek Islands. pp. 227–229. ISBN 978 1 907859 05 2.